Fresh Fig & Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

Fresh Fig & Heirloom Tomato Salad

Serves 4

Two stars of late summer produce, heirloom tomatoes and fresh figs, pair beautifully in this simple salad.


  • 3 cups fresh arugula, friseé, watercress, or a combination
  • 2 late summer heirloom tomatoes, yellow and red preferred, sliced or quartered, depending on size
  • 4 fresh ripe figs, quartered or halved
  • 3 Tbsp Metropolitan Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Metropolitan Market Balsamic Vinegar
  • Coarse salt, such as kosher
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts or Marcona almonds
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or other assertive cheese, optional
  • Small basil or mint leaves


  1. Scatter greens on a platter. Top with tomatoes and figs.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and top with nuts, cheese, and basil or mint.
  3. Variations:
  4. Panzanella: Add torn pieces of artisan bread, tossed with garlic-oil and salt and lightly toasted.
  5. Mediterranean Fig Salad: Use pomegranate molasses instead of balsamic vinegar, and choose feta for the cheese.


Amount Per Serving (based on 4 servings)
Calories: 290
Total Fat: 21 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 210 mg
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Fiber: 3 g
Total Sugar: 15 g
Added Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 7 g
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